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Diversity Spotlight

Calvin College recognizes the importance of diversity and is committed to fostering and celebrating a diverse community to shape the world.

Diversity Resources

By Topic:
Children, School, and Education
Church and Theology
Global Racism
History and Colonialism
White Priviledge, Internalized Racism

Additional diversity resources:

Art & Life in Africa Project
Sponsored by the University of Iowa, is a treasure trove of information and graphics about African art and culture.
Asian/Pacific Americans Librarians Association (APALA)
The goal of this organization is to address the needs of Asian/Pacific American Librarians and those who serve the Asian/Pacific communities.
Black Caucus of the American Library Association
The Black Caucus of the ALA promotes the development of library and information services for African Americans and other people of African descent.
Diversity Web
The Diversity Web project is housed within the Office of Diversity, Equity and Global Initiatives (DEGI) at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). DEGI sees diversity and global knowledge as essential elements of any effort to foster civic engagement among today's college students.
Hispanic Reading Room
The Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress serves as the access point for research relating to the geographical areas of the Caribbean, Latin America, and Iberia, and has a link to the Handbook of Latin American Studies—a comprehensive research site.
Native Americans - American Indians - The First People of America
You will find many Native American web-sites with an abundance of facts and sources of information here.
Diversity Dictionary

Click here for definitions of common terms related to diversity and diversity issues.

Below are ideas on how you can be a part of the effort to shape our world by creating a society that appreciates all of our differences.
Challenge yourself to...
  • attend a Diversity/Anti-Racism Workshop
  • participate in a congregation or neighborhood multi-racial/ethnic activity
  • develop cross-cultural friendships: Invite someone to dinner who is from another ethnic/racial culture
  • familiarize yourself/your children with music/books/art of other ethnic cultures
  • start or join a group to discuss racially sensitive books, movies, or music
  • take a course to learn about another ethnic culture
  • incorporate diversity themes into your coursework
  • stand up to racial stereotypes and negative comments
  • step outside your comfort zone
Challenge yourself to do more!